News From the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - March 30th Edition

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School will be Closed April 2nd - April 6th. Have a safe and happy break!

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It's Time for Dr. Chattman's SPRINGO Challenge!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Dr. Chattman's Marshmallow Reading Challenge, she has created a Springtime version just in time for Spring Break. Students are challenged to complete at least one "SPRINGO" over the next week. Each time you complete a square, you may color it in or put a giant "X" over it. All cards need to be returned to your homeroom teachers by Monday, April 9th.

The class with the most # of SPRINGOS will win an ice cream party with Dr. Chattman. Any student who completes the entire card (blackout) will be entered into a drawing to win a special prize. Look for your card in today's courier. Good Luck, Have fun, and Happy Reading!

Georgia Milestones Updates for 3-5 Grade Students

Below is the schedule for the administration of the EOG in the DeKalb County School District. It is imperative that students attend school each day and arrive on time so they will not miss any sections of this important assessment.

  • 04/10 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/11 - ELA Section 1
  • 04/12 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 04/13 - ELA Sections 2 & 3
  • 04/16 - MAKE-UP DAY
  • 04/17 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
  • 04/18 - Mathematics Sections 1 & 2
  • 04/19 - Science Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
  • 04/20 - Social Studies Sections 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 8)
  • 04/23 - MAKE-UP DAY

You can help by taking the following steps on testing days:

  1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest.
  2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
  3. Provide a nutritious breakfast.
  4. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning. If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.
  5. Make sure students have their lunches and other items needed when they arrive at school. We cannot deliver any forgotten items to students on testing days.
  6. If an issue arises that may impact your child’s performance, please contact a school counselor.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of testing, please contact the school at 678-874-2702

A small technicality...

Some of you may have noticed aftercare absences showing up in your student's infinite campus profile recently. All Evansdale students are enrolled in ASP, so if and when you see this and your child does not attend aftercare, please ignore.


Virdell Pitts

ASEDP Coordinator

Evansdale Elementary

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Friday, May 11th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Share Your Career With Us!

Career Day is approaching and we need your help to make this day a success. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in providing our students with firsthand knowledge of potential career paths. If you are interested in participating in Career Day, please click the sign-up link below.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Alexander at (678) 874-2702 or by email at

Evansdale's Got Talent?? It's Time to Start Thinking about the No-Talent Talent Show

“The always fun, No-Talent Talent Show, will be back again this year in May. Auditions will be held in April (watch your couriers for more information soon). So students - you might want spend a few minutes of your spring break thinking about your act! That way you can really wow at the auditions.”

Francophonie festival Drawing contest Winners

Congratulations to the students below who were winners of a drawing contest called

« Dis-moi dix mots » sponsored by l’AATF and the French Consulate.

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2018 6th Grade Summer Bridge HMS Cougar Camp

Rising 6th graders and their parents are invited to participate in the 2018 Summer Bridge Cougar Camp at Henderson Middle School, June 14th, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration forms are going home in students' couriers today. More information and forms are also available at Submit your completed form and t-shirt money to the Henderson Middle School front office between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by no later than April 20th. No registrations will be accepted on the day of camp
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04/02-04/06 Spring Break, School Closed

04/10-04/24 Georgia Milestones Testing, 3rd-5th Grade

04/10 School Council Meeting, 5 p.m.

04/10 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

04/14 Patrol Trip, Asheville

04/24 Spring Pictures

04/26 PTA Art & Music Night

04/26 Purple AR Award Day

04/27 90% AR Cut-off


05/02 Pre-K Registration, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

05/02 Patrol Tapping, 1 p.m.

05/03 Step Up Night for Rising Kindergarten-Rising 5th Grade Parents

05/04 Olympic Day

05/07 Silver AR Award Day

05/08 Spring Pictures

05/09 Bike to School Day

05/10-05/11 AR Prize Days

05/10 PTA No Talent Talent Show

05/11 Career Day

05/18 Kindergarten Promotion

05/18 Pre-K Celebration, 8:30 a.m.

05/21 100% AR Prize Day

05/22 2nd Semester Honors Day

05/22 5th Grade Celebration, 5 p.m. (5th Grade is dismissed at 11 a.m.)

05/23 Class Parties, 1:00 p.m.


Annual Evansdale 1K & 5K Were a Runaway Hit!

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